The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 67 67 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.41% 13.67% 16.36%
As % of the Vendors category 43.79% 29.52% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 64 55 58
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,913 £19,100 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £50,200 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
153 227 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.03% 46.33% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 126 201 151
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +15 23 £33,250 +20.90% 5
Chorley - 14 £31,500 - 3
Blackburn +11 10 £33,750 -20.58% 1
Skelmersdale - 4 £23,956 - 5
Blackpool 0 3 £52,500 +31.25%
Darwen - 3 £26,000 - 1
Clitheroe - 2 - -
Burnley 0 1 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 73 (49.66%) SQL Server
2 55 (37.41%) SQL
3 52 (35.37%) MS Excel
4 49 (33.33%) Windows
5 45 (30.61%) C#
6 42 (28.57%) .NET
7 36 (24.49%) MS Office
8 33 (22.45%) ASP.NET
9 32 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (21.77%) Active Directory
10 29 (19.73%) MVC
11 24 (16.33%) SharePoint
12 23 (15.65%) Windows Server
13 22 (14.97%) JavaScript
14 21 (14.29%) Finance
14 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (12.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (12.93%) HTML
16 18 (12.24%) Management Information System
16 18 (12.24%) VMware
16 18 (12.24%) Relational Database
16 18 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (11.56%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (10.88%) CSS
18 16 (10.88%) Scrum
18 16 (10.88%) WCF
18 16 (10.88%) PowerPivot
19 15 (10.20%) Web Application Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (16.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.40%) Node.js
4 4 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.72%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.04%) CMS
5 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (35.37%) MS Excel
2 36 (24.49%) MS Office
3 5 (3.40%) MS Project
4 3 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.36%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.36%) InDesign
5 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (2.04%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) DHCP
1 10 (6.80%) DNS
1 10 (6.80%) Firewall
2 9 (6.12%) WAN
2 9 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (4.76%) LAN
3 7 (4.76%) SAN
4 5 (3.40%) VPN
5 4 (2.72%) Internet
5 4 (2.72%) MPLS
5 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.04%) Broadband
6 3 (2.04%) PBX
6 3 (2.04%) VoIP
7 2 (1.36%) ADSL
7 2 (1.36%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) Network Security
8 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (49.66%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (12.24%) Relational Database
4 17 (11.56%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (10.88%) PowerPivot
6 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Power View
7 13 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (8.16%) RDBMS
9 8 (5.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (4.76%) Power BI
10 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (4.08%) Pentaho
11 6 (4.08%) QlikView
12 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
13 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (9.52%) Subversion
3 13 (8.84%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.80%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.12%) Moq
5 9 (6.12%) MSTest
5 9 (6.12%) NUnit
5 9 (6.12%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.36%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.68%) PowerBuilder
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Advertising
3 8 (5.44%) Marketing
4 7 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.40%) Legal
7 4 (2.72%) Back Office
7 4 (2.72%) Retail
8 3 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (40.14%) Developer
2 33 (22.45%) Analyst
3 22 (14.97%) .NET Developer
4 15 (10.20%) C# Developer
5 14 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 12 (8.16%) IT Support
6 12 (8.16%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) IT Support Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (5.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (5.44%) SQL Developer
10 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.76%) IT Manager
11 6 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 6 (4.08%) C# Web Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Junior
11 6 (4.08%) Support Technician
11 6 (4.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.57%) .NET
2 33 (22.45%) ASP.NET
3 21 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (12.93%) HTML
5 16 (10.88%) CSS
5 16 (10.88%) WCF
6 13 (8.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 13 (8.84%) jQuery
7 11 (7.48%) .NET Framework
8 10 (6.80%) AngularJS
9 9 (6.12%) Castle Windsor
9 9 (6.12%) Ninject
9 9 (6.12%) Spring.NET
9 9 (6.12%) Unity DI Container
10 7 (4.76%) Web Services
11 6 (4.08%) HTML5
12 5 (3.40%) CSS3
12 5 (3.40%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (3.40%) SOAP
13 4 (2.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.12%) Data Structures
2 9 (6.12%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (4.76%) NHS
4 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.40%) Blog
6 4 (2.72%) AS400
6 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.04%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.04%) FMCG
7 3 (2.04%) iPad
7 3 (2.04%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.36%) iPhone
8 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (33.33%) Windows
2 23 (15.65%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.76%) Unix
5 6 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.36%) Solaris
6 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
7 1 (0.68%) Android
7 1 (0.68%) Debian
7 1 (0.68%) Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (19.73%) MVC
3 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (10.88%) Scrum
5 15 (10.20%) Web Application Development
6 12 (8.16%) Data Management
6 12 (8.16%) ETL
7 11 (7.48%) Change Management
7 11 (7.48%) CRM
7 11 (7.48%) Data Modelling
7 11 (7.48%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.80%) Kanban
8 10 (6.80%) TDD
9 9 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.12%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.76%) ITIL
10 7 (4.76%) OO
10 7 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
10 7 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.41%) SQL
2 45 (30.61%) C#
3 22 (14.97%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.48%) VB
4 11 (7.48%) VBA
5 10 (6.80%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.40%) PHP
7 4 (2.72%) C
7 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.72%) VBScript
8 3 (2.04%) C++
8 3 (2.04%) COBOL
8 3 (2.04%) Java
9 2 (1.36%) VB6
10 1 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (7.48%) Degree
2 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.08%) MCP
5 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.72%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.04%) MCSE
7 2 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.36%) HND
7 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CCNA
8 1 (0.68%) CCNP
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) SLA
2 5 (3.40%) QA
System Software
1 32 (21.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.72%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.36%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) Postfix
7 1 (0.68%) Varnish
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (6.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) VMware
2 12 (8.16%) Tableau
3 9 (6.12%) Cisco
3 9 (6.12%) Oracle
4 6 (4.08%) Citrix
5 4 (2.72%) Remedy
6 3 (2.04%) BT
6 3 (2.04%) Dell
6 3 (2.04%) IBM
6 3 (2.04%) Lotus
6 3 (2.04%) Sage
6 3 (2.04%) SAP
6 3 (2.04%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.36%) Adobe
7 2 (1.36%) Avaya
7 2 (1.36%) Cognos
8 1 (0.68%) Apple
8 1 (0.68%) Capita
8 1 (0.68%) Google
8 1 (0.68%) Progress
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26041.00 - £34876.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Darwen, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £35k DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits and training
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Chorley
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Burnley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Bonus & Training
Posted: 10 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
AWD online
Salary: circa £30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago